Locals shine at NJCAA Tennis Regionalsby Andy Morales on Apr. 16, 2013, under Sports
The Pima Community College women’s tennis team took second place overall at the NJCAA Region I Championships on Tuesday at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale.
The Aztecs finished with 20 points as Eastern Arizona College finished first with a team-score of 23.
Kari Emery (Flowing Wells) and Helen Altieri (Yuma Kofa) and fell in the No. 1 doubles finals 6-3, 6-4 while Helena Meyer (Nogales) and her No. 3 doubles partner Julienne Cananea (Prescott Bradshaw Mountain) dropped their finals match 6-4, 6-1.
Vivian Pierson (Catalina) had her 13-match winning streak snapped in her finals match at No. 6 singles. She fell against Kindra Holliday (Miami) from Eastern Arizona 6-0, 6-2.
Amy Beeston (Lehi HS, UT), seeded No. 1 among the No. 4 singles players, defeated Karah Hedquist in the finals match 6-2, 6-1.
In No. 2 doubles competition, Beeston along with doubles partner Torie Wake (Lone Peak HS, UT) defeated Loni Karras and Kayla White from Eastern Arizona 6-1, 6-1.
The NJCAA Nationals Tournament will be held in Tucson at the Refkin Tennis Center (50 S. Alvernon Way) on May 4-10.
The Pima Community College men’s tennis team took fourth place and finished with six points in the NJCAA Region I Tournament on Tuesday at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale.
Dylan Vo (Ironwood Ridge), who was seeded No. 2 in the No. 2 singles spot, fell in his finals match to Felipe Burnac from Scottsdale Community College 6-3, 6-3. Brian Soto (Nogales) was seeded No. 2 in No. 5 singles competition and dropped his finals match to David Pollack from Scottsdale Community College 6-1, 6-1.
Vo and doubles partner Joe Owen (Douglas) lost in the No. 1 doubles semifinals 6-3, 6-3 while Soto and DJ Campas fell in the No. 2 doubles semifinals 6-0, 6-1.
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